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Feb 2, 2013 9:00am EST
good question. a guy like bob borman, good friend and speechwriter for gerald ford. i suspect bob norman was a great asset to gerald ford and wrote some really good stuff. >> it is very interesting what john wood said, he heard speaking of the united states. would you tell that? >> very ethnic neighborhood of northeastern pennsylvania, one of my classmates said something to his father who -- had a difficult time speaking very broken english and the father -- go to school to learn english. but he said speak united states. >> not english, speak united states. >> we are speaking a language we created here in the united states, created by presidents and other people who use the language, speech writers or whoever and the writers themselves. doing this other book, i haven't even started writing it but copious notes. sometimes when a rider comes up with something nobody can understand, when f. scott fitzgerald -- the critics can't figure out what is a t-shirt. he made it up. it wasn't -- it was -- often writers and presidents create a word on purpose to create a stir, a moment of intere
Feb 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
. president gerald ford who presided over the senate observed 25 years after he left public office that unfortunately there are those for whom consensus is a dirty word. a few mistake the clash of ideas for what he called holy war. our nation has endured other eras of confrontation and including before during and after the civil war and if you haven't seen the movie lincoln by urging to do so because that depicts exactly the kind of confrontational spirit that we know existed during that time. but that wasn't the only time. during and after world war i, during the 1960s with all of the focus on civil rights and the vietnam war, partisanship at least for many of us who didn't experience those times was the worst we can read member -- remember in our lifetimes. it is why 2007 howard baker and bob dole and mitchell and i created the bipartisan center for the hoped not to end partisan debate but to embrace it with an expectation that debate can lead ultimately to consensus. earlier, this month we came within hours of taking this country over the fiscal cliff. fortunately at literally the la
Feb 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
he asked during your debate with president ford. he was moderating it. jack, a southerner, probably predisposed to like the southern governor, to feel little southern loyalty, maybe, maybe not, his opening question was despite the fact that you have been running for president long time now, many americans seem to be uneasy about you, they don't feel they know you or the people around you, problem is you have not reached out to bring people from abroad background in national experience and your campaign, many people around you are people you have known in georgia, relatively young and inexperienced and went on and on and on. having said that i want you to flash forward to the camp david story if you are familiar with, after you have a few people, journalists to dinner after the camp david accords and there was one person you ended up trusting more than anyone. >> i wanted to have a meeting with a couple reporters who i basically trusted and to tell them exactly what did happen between -- among me and anwar sadat and take some time to do in detail. i took reporter to the white house t
Feb 4, 2013 12:00am EST
work for human rights, ford black people in america, and all over the world highlight many egregious violations of humans y rights by the american empire. is this any different from any empire in history -- second >> host: if you could, very quickly, your second and third questions. we will try to get all three. in >> caller: okay, what is your l, view about libya. the third question is as at radical democrat, what about thi king tmshat declared himself president for life in africa against western imperial efforts to do anything to remove him through through his adversary. >> host: are you originally from ghana? >> caller: yes, i am. >> h >> host: thank you for calling. randall robinson, imperialism, o comparing it to the roman imper, empire. >> guest: well, we have a inritary footprint in many countries. one of the reasons we are so intern resistant to ratifying the international criminal court, is that we do not want to see arcud circumstance under which any had american beheld before theal international criminal court. for anything at any time.n't so the countries that d
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